BBC sports journalist Steve Bunce has launched a fresh, four-letter swear word attack on Northampton in a row on Twitter.
The boxing pundit found himself in hot water earlier this year, when he accused a student at Northampton School for Boys (NSB) of swearing at him and spitting at his wife. He made the claims while appearing on the Radio 5 live show, Fighting Talk.
The allegations were made after NSB had played Denstone College, a private school where Mr Bunce’s child goes to school, in a rugby match.
His claims were rubbished by NSB, as well as MP for Northampton North, Michael Ellis, who said his attack on the school was “absurd”.
He ended up being reprimanded by BBC bosses.
Mr Bunce’s fresh attack on Saturday night came hours after NSB won through to a Twickenham final, after triumphing in the Daily Mail Cup semi-final.
And after the match Mr Bunce was sent messages on the social networking site Twitter.
In one message, sent to the BBC journalist, Sean White said: “NSB done well today. Getting to Twickers, not bad for a non-fee paying, naughty, outrageous or disgusting in sport school.”
Mr Bunce bit back, however, saying: “Oh no! Not the righteous again. Now **** off back to that **** town you call home. Adios.”
He later claimed he had received death threats from “Northampton’s finest” before going on to say NSB was a “great team and good luck to them”.
In January, the leading pundit, known as ‘Buncey’, said one of NSB’s teenage students walked up to him on the sidelines of the pitch, swore at him and then spat in his partner’s direction.
Mr Bunce told the nation live on BBC Radio 5 Live: “I was standing there and suddenly this kid, a 17-year-old, called me the second worst word you can use on the BBC and spat at my wife.
“I have discussed it with a number of people in the rugby world and they cannot believe it.
“I have been to six Olympic Games and thousands of sporting events during the 25 years I have been covering sport and I’ve never seen behaviour like it from a player.”
He added it was “absolutely disgraceful behaviour” and said Northampton should be placed in the dictionary to represent everything “naughty, outrageous or disgusting in sport”.
Jonathan Wall, acting controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, later admitted he had to have “strong words” with Bunce over his actions and banned him from discussing the incident on air again.
A letter to the school read: “I have spoken to Steve Bunce today to tell him this was a private matter and that he shouldn’t have raised on BBC Radio Five live.
“It is not an issue he will discuss again on this radio station.
“As you know from our conversation, I’m sorry for the inconvenience this has subsequently caused you this week.”